A real charmer for your streaming pleasure this Friday … “I wrote this little album in one day and Jeff (Stuart Saltzman) and I recorded it in three, in the middle of recording Half Hours With the Lower Creatures. It started as a kind of joke/challenge I made to a friend, who declined to participate.Continue reading “Rachel Taylor Brown’s 7 small winter songs (BandCamp)”
Mieczyslaw Weinberg Gidon Kremer; Kremerata Baltica ECM New Series 2368/69 (2XCD) The revival of music by Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996) is provided significant momentum by this double-disc set from ECM. Violinist Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica project prove to be ardent interpreters of Weinberg’s works. The release’s program includes chamber music and compositions for largerContinue reading “CD of the Week: Kremerata’s Weinberg”
Organist and composer Carson Cooman premiered “Chanson Variations” January 28th at King’s Chapel in Boston.
If you are in Boston and can get to a lunchtime concert at King’s Chapel, Carson Cooman is poised to play the heck out of my “Chanson Variations” on Tuesday at noon. Hope to see some friends there!
On Friday, pianist Taka Kigawa joins Ensemble LPR for a program of contemporary classical music, both watershed works and new offerings. The concert’s centerpiece is Ligeti’s Piano Concerto. The Ensemble also performs Varèse’s Octandre and Gallery Music by composer/conductor Brad Lubman (best known for his work with Ensemble Signal). Kigawa also plays two solo pieces, Joule by Dai Fujikura and The Thinking Eye by areaContinue reading “Friday: Taka Kigawa and Ensemble LPR”
In support of their latest album Piecesofuswereleftontheground, Italian dark wave collective Joycut tours the US in February and March (dates below) JOYCUT North American Tour 02.24 NEW YORK (NY) – Mercury Lounge 02.25 PHILADELPHIA (PA) – Johnny Brenda’s 02.26 BROOKLYN (NY) – Glasslands 02.27 TRENTON (NJ) – Mill Hill Basement 02.28 NEWARK (DE) – Mojo MainContinue reading “Joycut: W4U”
A new miniature – Duo for oboe and clarinet. On sale for $5 ’til February 1st.
Chorus, Holly Herndon’s new recording, is out today via RVNG Intl.
Out now via PAN …
Mogwai Rave Tapes Sub Pop Mogwai’s eighth studio album, Rave Tapes, has to be taken with a handful of ironic humor. The thought of the Glasgow collective hosting raves leads one to imagine the horrified attendees, mellow thoroughly harshed, streaming away en masse in search of various 12-step program meetings. That said, Rave Tapes doesContinue reading “Mogwai – Rave Tapes”